USD Celebrates Holi

Photo of Holi ceremony. USD students celebrate the Hindu festival of colors, Holi.

VERMILLION, S.D. – On Friday, March 2, the Nepalese Student Association hosted almost 40 students for the Hindu festival of colors, Holi.

The annual holiday celebrates the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. It is usually observed by revelers who throw colored powder and water at each other.

Students from NSA spoke about the event's origins and meaning in the Muenster University center pit lounge before taking the event outside for the colorful portion of the celebration.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News